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Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC

  • Designation: Pittsburgh
  • Head Count: 466
  • Gross Revenues: $296,000,000
  • Revenue Per Lawyer: $635,000
  • Profits Per Partner: $670,000
  • Year Over Year Change: 6

Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney is a Pittsburgh-based law firm.  According to the National Law Journal's 2015 NLJ 350 ranking of firms based on size, Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney has 466 attorneys and is the 94th largest firm in the United States.  With $296,000,000 in gross revenue in 2014, the firm placed 113th on The American Lawyer's 2015 Am Law 200 ranking.  The firm has offices in CA, CO, DC, DE, FL, KY, LA, NC, NJ, NY, OH, PA and VA.

Firm Rankings

Survey Rank Year Over Year Change Description
Am Law 100 NR N/A Gross revenue
Am Law 200 113 6 Gross revenue
NLJ 250 113 -3 Lawyer head count
The A-List NR N/A Overall excellence
Pro Bono Scorecard 79 17 Pro-bono commitment
Diversity Scorecard NR N/A Minority head count
Midlevel Associates Survey NR N/A Job satisfaction
Summer Associates Survey NR N/A Summer programs

In the News

Wage Payment Claim Is Arbitrable, Pa. Superior Court Says

Lizzy McLellan : The Legal Intelligencer : August 31, 2015

An arbitration provision in an employment contract applies to claims under the Pennsylvania Wage Payment and Collection Law, the state Superior Court has ruled.

First-Year Salaries Hit $160K Mark at More Pa. Firms

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : August 28, 2015

The average starting pay for first-year associates in Pennsylvania will be noticeably higher for this fall's class, with several firms increasing pay to $160,000 or just below, according to the National Association for Law Placement and data submitted by the firms.

On the Move

: New York Law Journal : August 26, 2015

Six firms announce new hires, while Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney has named Philip Hirschhorn as head of its New York office.

A Transformation at Buchanan Ingersoll

Madeline Farber : The American Lawyer : August 24, 2015

A Buchanan Ingersoll litigator embraces her new identity. So does her firm.

Pittsburgh Hires Grow Cohen Seglias Energy Practice

Lizzy McLellan and Max Mitchell : The Legal Intelligencer : August 18, 2015

Cohen Seglias Pallas Greenhall & Furman has added two attorneys to its Pittsburgh office, the firm announced Monday, doubling the office's head count and expanding the firm's oil and gas practice.

Sidley Austin on the Hunt in LA, Plus More Lateral Moves

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : August 11, 2015

Manatt loses another partner to Sidley in Los Angeles; Debevoise makes do with a pair of IP departures; and other notable moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

DBR to Honor 20 South Florida Women in Law

Review staff : Daily Business Review : August 10, 2015

The Daily Business Review will recognize the group of attorneys with notable achievements in law at an Oct. 14 luncheon in Miami.

Law Firms Have Reined in Partner Board Memberships

Gina Passarella 
And Lizzy McLellan : The Legal Intelligencer : August 10, 2015

Board memberships have often been touted as great ways for attorneys to give back to the community and generate business contacts, but a recent situation involving Bill Cosby's defense counsel doubling as the chairman of Temple University's board highlighted why some firms have put tighter scrutiny on board affiliations.

At Buchanan Ingersoll, A Lawyer Finds Her Identity

Madeline Farber : The Am Law Daily : July 31, 2015

Paul Madden, a commercial litigator at Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney, is a board member for the Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund. This month, Madden changed her name to Maryellen Madden, her latest step in transitioning from a man to a woman.

Baker Bags Two Amid Belfast Opening, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : July 27, 2015

Baker & McKenzie opens a back-office outpost in Northern Ireland while making a high-profile addition in London; a bevy of moves at Buchanan Ingersoll; Stroock raids Squire Patton Boggs; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Hospital CMO's Malpractice Case Against Duane Morris Settles

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : July 27, 2015

Duane Morris has settled a legal malpractice case filed against it by the former chief medical officer of Aria Health, who argued the firm's representation of him in an underlying suit caused his termination.

Buchanan Hires Leave Novak Druce Lawyerless in Phila.

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : July 24, 2015

Part of a string of lateral hires by Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney in Philadelphia appears to have left Novak Druce Connolly Bove + Quigg's year-old office in the city without any attorneys.

Review Honors Young Lawyers Who Are Rising Stars

Review staff : Daily Business Review : July 22, 2015

The Daily Business Review announces its 2015 class for Rising Stars—a selection of South Florida lawyers under the age of 40 who are making a difference in the community and will continue to do so in the future.

Court OKs Misrepresentation Claims Over Building Designs

Max Mitchell : The Legal Intelligencer : July 21, 2015

The state Superior Court has allowed a construction company to proceed with its negligent-misrepresentation case against an architectural firm for allegedly providing inadequate design plans.

Buchanan Ingersoll Names Phila. MP as Next CEO

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : July 20, 2015

Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney has set a leadership transition plan in place, naming Philadelphia office managing shareholder Joseph Dougherty as the CEO-elect.

Paul Hastings Poaches Foursome, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : July 01, 2015

A leading structured finance team leaves Ashurst for Paul Hastings; a Quinn Emanuel associate development director moves on; Dentons closes on a combination; DLA Piper bolts on a boutique Down Under; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Post-Closing Control of Seller's Attorney-Client Privilege in M&A

Kenneth L. Racowski : The Legal Intelligencer : June 30, 2015

Litigation involving mergers, asset acquisitions or other change-in-control transactions can give rise to complicated questions concerning the attorney-client privilege. In recent years, a developing body of case law has emerged regarding the control of the attorney-client privilege in the context of mergers and acquisitions.

People in the News - June 26, 2015 - Hark Presents Course

: The Legal Intelligencer : June 26, 2015

Ned Hark, a partner with Goldsmith, Hark and Hornak in Philadelphia, was a co-course planner and presenter for the 10th annual Family Law Institute presented by the Pennsylvania Bar Institute.

Pittsburgh Legal Market Shedding Partners, Wrestling With Change

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : June 18, 2015

The Pittsburgh legal market, despite housing the headquarters of some of the largest law firms in the world, held on longer to the collegial nature of partnerships than some of its brethren in larger markets. But things have begun to change.

Nonequity Departures Driving Declines in Pa. Head Count

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : June 16, 2015

Attorney head count among Pennsylvania's largest firms has fluctuated in the first six months of the year from as much as a 9.3 percent increase to an 11.2 percent decline, according to a review of statistics tracked by ALM's RivalEdge.

Merger Maneuvering Brings Gains on the NLJ 350

Sheri Qualters : The National Law Journal : June 10, 2015

Major mergers last year landed two newly created firms on the NLJ 350, and smaller combinations resulted in jumps up the list for five other firms.The search for opportunities—new clients, practices and geographic markets—in the face of a static market for legal services drove most of the marriages, according to firm leaders and consultants. Overall, law firm head counts on the NLJ 350 were flat in 2014, increasing by a mere 0.6 percent.

Pa. Firms Rank High for Head Count Shifts in Both Directions

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : June 10, 2015

Mergers and group departures had significant impacts on Pennsylvania firms' head count numbers—in both growth and decline—in 2014, according to data reported by Legal affiliate The National Law Journal.

Pa. Law Weekly - People in the News - June 9, 2015 - Leah Elected to Allegheny Judiciary Committee

: The Legal Intelligencer : June 09, 2015

Tucker Arensberg attorney Scott R. Leah was elected by the membership of the Allegheny County Bar Association for a three-year term to the Judiciary Committee.

Back in Time: Attorneys Visit Their Families' Former Homes in Cuba Before Castro (Slideshow)

Julie Kay : Daily Business Review : June 09, 2015

For a handful of Cuban-American attorneys visiting Cuba with a Florida Bar delegation, the trip was a journey to their roots.

In Pennsylvania Firms, Rankings Show Minority Attorneys Underrepresented

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : June 04, 2015

Only two of the 17 Pennsylvania-based law firms included in Legal affiliate The American Lawyer's rankings of firms based on minority attorneys came in above the national average of 14.4 percent and none could be found in the top 50 of the rankings.

Cuban Investment on Horizon. But Is It Worth the Risk?

Julie Kay : Daily Business Review : June 04, 2015

About 30 lawyers from the international law section of the Florida Bar who went on a fact-finding mission to Cuba returned to the United States with concerns about investment opportunities.

Female Equity Partner Numbers Lag in Pa. for All but a Few

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : June 01, 2015

The percentages of female equity partners within Pennsylvania's largest law firms largely place in the bottom third of the national rankings, with a few shining examples of area firms that are outperforming their counterparts when it comes to promoting women.

Pa. Am Law 200 Firms Show Slow, Steady Climb

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : May 29, 2015

The five Pennsylvania law firms on the Am Law 200 all held steady or showed modest movement up the rankings of the second hundred largest grossing law firms, according to data released Thursday by Legal affiliate The American Lawyer.

Havana Lawyer Assesses Cuban Legal System

Julie Kay : Daily Business Review : May 28, 2015

Havana attorney Osvaldo Miranda Diaz told a 30-attorney delegation from Florida that Cuban lawyers get tired of complaining to government officials about the lack of due process in Cuba's courts.

Phila. Bar 5K Event Brings Out Judges, Children and Lawyers

Manny D. Pokotilow : The Legal Intelligencer : May 27, 2015

On May 17, the 36th annual Philadelphia Bar Association 5K Run/Walk benefiting the Support Center for Child Advocates was held at Memorial Hall in Fairmount Park in Philadelphia. Approximately 1,200 people participated in the 5K Run/Walk, the 1 Mile Dash, the Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney Kids' Dash and the Caesar Rivise Team Competition.